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21 September 2017
I've just heard that the Lamplighters were successful in their bid for this funding, so look out St George for a Lantern Parade which should happen in February! ??
Thousands of dolphins, porpoises and whales die in UK seas every year by getting trapped in fishing gear. These horrific and unnecessary deaths can be prevented, and I am calling on the Government to work with NGOs, the fishing industry and coastal communities to do much more to reduce and prevent this. I am also supporting the WDC (Whale and Dolphin Conservation) campaign to ensure the UK has strong laws to protect dolphins, porpoises and whales after we exit the EU.
I'm delighted to be featured in the BBC Wildlife Magazine, as the new Species Champion for the Swift! Swift numbers have been steadily declining in Bristol so ensuring their conservation is something I care deeply about.
Last night I had a productive visit to the Creative Youth Network’s Meadowvale project, which is a weekly session for young people between the ages of 9 and 12. It was great to see the work they do, bringing together children from the local community, offering support as well as play activities, and to speak to the children who use the service. The Meadowvale centre is a valuable community resource and I am supporting efforts to improve the facilities in the building and in the park.
It is shameful that the Government still hasn’t guaranteed the rights of EU citizens in the UK. I support the Citizens Lobby campaign and believe that the UK Government and the EU should grant EU citizens living in the UK and UK citizens living abroad in the EU the assurances they need that they won’t be forced to leave due to Brexit
was pleased to support the Breast Cancer ‘Wear it Pink’ campaign last week. The Wear it Pink campaign runs every year, this year coming up on the 20th of October and I encourage you to take part as it raises money to fund life-saving research. More information of how to fundraise money here - https://wearitpink.org/fundraising-ideas
Over the last 7 years, Government policy has served as to massively increase homelessness. Cuts to local housing allowance and other benefits, the lowest level of house-building since the 1920's at a time of rising rents and house-prices, and swingeing cuts to welfare and mental health-services have all served to exacerbate this problem. I know first-hand through casework the damage that this causes; we need Government investment in house-building and a welfare system adequate to support those in need, and not condemn them to life on the streets.

Latest tweets

@ArchDecorBris The motion on rail just reaffirms current policy. Not needed.
Very disappointing, there is no issue more important right now, and conference, our supreme policy-making body, sho… https://t.co/uuLmf1QwxN
I'm just one of the many Labour MPs and supporters who have signed this letter.. https://t.co/u8kpVwYoLi

The week ahead

Week beginning 19th September

Parliament is now in recess until Monday 9th October for the party conference season. Kerry will be in Bristol throughout this time, apart from a few days at Labour conference in Brighton, where she will be taking part in a number of panels and events, on food waste, agriculture post-Brexit, divestment from fossil fuels and a Vegan Society debate, as well as attending sessions in the main Conference Hall.

In Bristol Kerry will be visiting the Creative Youth Network at Meadowvale Community Centre, attending UWE’s freshers’ fair, and meeting Bristol University students to discuss their work on air quality. She will be speaking to pupils at a school assembly at Wicklea Academy, and visiting Chester Park school with the British Lung Foundation to talk about air pollution.

Kerry is also meeting with the local Alzheimer’s Society and with Quartet Foundation to discuss its latest report into mental health needs in Bristol. She will be visiting Easton job centre to talk to service users and staff, and attending another Feeding Bristol steering group meeting. Kerry will be visiting a biomass plant during recess too, and speaking at a Young Fabians Environmental event about Labour’s rural offer and the future of agricultural policy post-Brexit.

On the arts front, Kerry will be meeting with Bristol’s Music Education Trust, saying at few words at Colston Hall’s 150th anniversary event and supporting an event organised by Mayor Marvin Rees to promote Bristol’s bid to get Channel 4 to relocate here.

Kerry will be meeting Councillor Nicola Beech, Cabinet Member for Strategic Planning and City Design, to discuss the Paintworks development and meeting with residents to discuss issues relating to overdevelopment around the A4 corridor.

Surgeries - Kerry will continue holding her regular surgeries where she meets with constituents to provide her assistance on various issues. To book an appointment for yourself, email Kerry at Kerry.mccarthy.mp@parliament.uk or call the office 10-1 Monday to Friday on (0117) 939 9901 and please be ready to explain your issue.

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